Increase Student Learning with Differentiated Work Stations that Keep Students Engaged in Productive Work and Allow You to Work with Small Groups
Presented by Mary Peterson
Specifically Designed for Grades 3-6 Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy Specialists, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators
- Innovative ways to develop, set-up, organize, and manage independent and collaborative student work stations to reinforce and extend learning and give you time to work with small groups of students
- Practical strategies and timesaving ideas to start or enhance work stations in your grades 3-6 classrooms – Ideas that really work!
- Work stations for all content areas that are ready to use as-is or adaptable to meet your needs
- How to actively engage students in work stations to practice and apply key skills and concepts that will increase their learning in reading, writing, math, and STEM at all levels in grades 3-6
- Receive an extensive resource handbook with a wealth of resources, strategies and ready-to-use tips for successfully implementing differentiated work stations while you work with small groups
Practical Ideas and Strategies
This seminar has been designed to answer the questions, “How can I keep the rest of my students productive and engaged while I work with small groups?” and “How can I use work stations that teach students to work independently or collaboratively on skills and concepts to extend learning?”
Mary Peterson will share how to incorporate exciting and differentiated work stations to reinforce and expand upon whole group and small group lessons. The focus will be on practical ways to set up, organize and keep your work stations appropriate and interesting for all the levels you have in your classroom – from the students who struggle with new concepts to those who readily grasp and master key concepts and skills.
Many examples of work stations will be shared and on display. Time-management strategies and helpful shortcuts to help students extend and review material while saving you time will be emphasized in this seminar.
You will leave with a wealth of practical, classroom-tested ideas for work stations that provide a wide range of learning opportunities for all levels of students while freeing you to work with small learning groups in grades 3-6.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Easy and Timesaving Strategies to Develop Differentiated Work Stations that Increase Student Learning
How to design, plan and choose appropriate work station activities that require limited preparation and maintenance time … Mary will show you how to work smarter, not harder
- Use Work Stations to Increase Students’ Reading Skills
How to create and manage effective reading work stations that get students into books and text to practice the skill of reading … Practical and timesaving ideas to keep students productive, engaged and reading
- Learn What to Do with the Rest of Your Class While You Meet with Small Math Groups
How to create and manage timesaving, practical math work stations … Ready-to-use ideas that reinforce the math skills and concepts your students need to learn
- Incorporate Writing into Work Stations Across the Curriculum
Greatly increase writing skills and motivation by including writing in reading, math, social studies, and science work stations … Gain a wealth of engaging writing ideas
- Significantly Increase Student Motivation and Achievement in STEM
Learn essential techniques for using dynamic work stations to enhance your STEM instruction … Tips, tools and innovative ways to build student enthusiasm
- Develop Differentiated Activities to Meet the Diverse Needs of Your Students
Use work stations to reinforce and extend student learning … Mary will share how to meet the needs of all students with a variety of engaging activities
- Help Students with Time Management and Build Accountability
Help your students become more independent learners … Effective techniques that incorporate record-keeping strategies, management ideas and how to hold students accountable for their center work
- Create Project-Based Work Stations that Combine Skills Across the Curriculum
Introduce project-based activities which might include poetry, reading, writing, vocabulary, science, research, technology, social studies, math, and more … Innovative ideas on how to keep your work stations interesting, fresh and interactive for all learning levels
- Tap into Free and Low-Cost Technology to Enhance Work Station Activities
Explore some excellent websites and apps to use in work stations that will greatly increase student motivation … Mary will share some of her favorites!
- Increase the Options in Your Classroom
This seminar has something for everyone, from first year teachers to seasoned professionals … Ideas will be shared that will help you effectively implement work stations in your own grades 3-6 classroom
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Learn practical ideas to design, set up and implement differentiated work stations so you can work with smaller groups of students – ideas for all your content areas!
- Use work stations to get your students practicing what you teach!
- Practical ways to engage students in meaningful reading work stations while you work with small reading groups
- Plan multi-level, differentiated work stations to meet the diverse needs of grades 3-6 students
- Develop procedures for organization, management and student accountability in your work stations
- How to use work stations that will increase student learning and understanding of key skills and concepts
- Ready-to-use work stations that will allow students to practice skills at their independent levels in math, reading, writing, and STEM
- How to implement differentiated math work stations with minimal preparation and expense
- Dozens of engaging, project-based work stations to enhance student learning and motivation
- Fun and exciting ways to incorporate a variety of writing activities into work stations
- Timesaving tips for using apps and websites to enhance work stations
- Practical math work stations to meet the diverse needs of ALL your students, including gifted students and students with special needs
- Work station ideas to help students expand and explore key reading and writing skills across the curriculum
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
Meeting the diverse needs of our grades 3-6 students is a major challenge. Have you ever wondered how to meet the varying needs and make sure every student is learning at their potential? Have you wanted to use work stations but didn’t know how or where to begin? Have you tried work stations only to abandon them later because they didn’t work, required too much prep time or were too difficult to manage? Are you using work stations and want new and fresh ideas? If so, this seminar is for you! During our day together, you will have the opportunity to learn about planning and managing effective and timesaving work stations.
In this interactive, hands-on seminar, you will learn innovative ideas to incorporate differentiated work stations in grades 3-6 classrooms that reinforce reading, writing, math, and STEM skills as well as challenge and motivate all students. I will share with you dozens of easy and effective ways to plan and manage work stations that keep the rest of the students engaged independently while you work with small groups. You will receive a wealth of ideas and activities to help you maximize the effectiveness of your current programs. All the activities in this seminar are practical, easy to implement and classroom proven to increase confidence and competence for grades 3-6 students.
Please join me for this active, fast-paced day, filled with demonstrations, hands-on activities, resources, technology ideas, and practical classroom-proven strategies for implementing differentiated work stations across the curriculum. Whether you are a first year teacher or a highly experienced teacher, there will be something for you. These classroom-tested, differentiated work stations have all been designed specifically for grades 3-6. I am looking forward to meeting you at the seminar.
P.S. My emphasis will be on practical techniques you can use as soon as you return to your school!
Who Should Attend
Educators working with students in Grades 3-6 including: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy Specialists, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive work stations resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
- Tips for designing, planning and choosing appropriate work station activities in reading, writing, math, and STEM
- Time-management strategies and helpful shortcuts
- Procedures for organization, management and student accountability
- Strategies to expand and reinforce key skills in grades 3-6
- Unlimited access to Mary’s website with a wealth of outstanding resources and ideas for using work stations across the curriculum in grades 3-6
- Work stations that help students connect reading and writing skills to the content areas of social studies, math and science
Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in increasing their students’ learning with differentiated work stations.
Mary Peterson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
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